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Catrine Community Trust Big Lottery Fund Award January 2017

–    Catrine Community Trust has been successful in its bid to receive funding from The Big Lottery Fund, the Award is a whopping £143,950 covering a three-year period.

–    The money is for the project called ‘Connecting Catrine’s Generation’ which is all about giving people the opportunity to take part in volunteering of any desription but especially where befriending or just looking out for others is key.

–    Catrine Community Trust want to use Information Technology to try and start to break down the barriers of social isolation.  Our idea is to encouraging people from different generations to spend more time together and pass on skills and knowledge.

–    Jamie Allen the Secretary to the Board at Catrine Community Trust said “This is awesome news, Christmas has come early, thank you The Big Lottery Fund”

–    Big Lottery Fund Scotland Chair, Maureen McGinn, said: “I am delighted that Catrine Community Trust has been successful in securing a Big Lottery Fund grant. The funding will make a big difference where it is needed most and I wish Catrine Community Trust every success as it goes on to develop and expand its project for the benefit of their local community.”

–    Catrine Community Trust is a registered charity whose aim is to manage community owned assets and their associated heritage to benefit the local community through the provision of recreational facilities, environmental improvements, regeneration and creating up skill opportunities for all ages and levels.

–    Catrine Community Trust can be contacted as follows: Trust Manager Ian Logan and Centre Manager Heather Robertson – email; or call the office on; m- 07432 735879 w- 01290 553566.  Catrine Community Trust website: – follow and like us on Facebook; –

–    Catrine Community Trust would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for this fantastic award.

–    The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. It puts people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.

–    It is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year it invests over £650 million and awards around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.

–    Since June 2004 it has awarded over £8 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people.

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